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KFB Candid Conversation with Kentucky Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches

KFB Candid Conversation with Kentucky Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President Sharon Furches

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry and rural communities in a question and answer format. In this column, Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches discusses farming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Market Closes - March 19, 2020
March 19, 2020
Market Closes - March 19, 2020

CBOT futures closed strongly higher with wheat leading the way up. Corn reversed its recent downward trend and closed 5-10 higher. Live and Feeder cattle futures closed limit up on continued strong consumer demand for beef to cook and freeze at home. Lean Hog futures rallied strongly, led by the nearby April LH contract.

Market Closes - March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Market Closes - March 18, 2020

?Like Tuesday, CBOT futures closed mixed and corn was the downside leader. Cattle futures ended mostly sharply lower, in great contrast to Tuesday huge gains. Beyond the nearly April Lean Hog contract, LH futures closed sharply lower.

Across Kentucky - March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 18, 2020

KFB President Mark Haney discusses the importance of broadband for rural communities.

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Market Closes - March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020
Market Closes - March 17, 2020

CBOT futures closed widely mixed with corn and oats down sharply.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher to limit-up in front LC futures.  Lean Hog futures also rebounded from Monday’s sharp losses, some as much as the $4.50 limit to new contract lows.

Across Kentucky - March 16, 2020
March 16, 2020
Across Kentucky - March 16, 2020

AFBF President Zippy Duvall discusses rural mental health.

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March 13, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 11 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020 - Legislative Report No. 11 - 2020 Kentucky General Assembly